Important 2023 UPDATE:
A message from SOS-NC president
Twenty years. Twenty years! That is how long Save Our Summers
- North Carolina has been fighting to keep a more traditional
school calendar as a choice for families and teachers across
North Carolina (www.saveoursummers.com/quickref.asp).
Choices currently abound across our state - year-round schools
(four different tracks), modified calendar schools, charter
schools, Restart schools (for low-performing schools)
the list goes on and on. Why are administrators and school
board members lobbying so very hard to take away the last
vestige of what has long been called the traditional school
They give the two main reasons that they gave twenty years
ago: community college calendar alignment and exams before
Christmas (both only affecting certain high school students).
However, each of these groups has demonstrated that to this
day they resent a non-profit group of educators and families
for instigating, and continuing to fight for, a law that has
proven its worth.
Now, as usual, many bills have been introduced to do away
with the so-called School Calendar Law. But this year, they
have advanced perilously close to becoming law!! Unless your
state representatives and senators hear from you immediately,
chances are that you will find your students reporting to
school as early as the first week in August. This is very
Also, in total defiance of the law,
several school districts (including Gaston, Cleveland, and
Rutherford) opened their school doors too early this year.
Now, many school districts (including Cabarrus, Iredell/Statesville,
Henderson, Stanly, and Moore, ) are planning to start school
very early in August for the 2023-2024 school year. Others,
such as Wake County, are seriously considering a similar step.
No one in your state government is holding these systems accountable.
Please, if you or anyone you know wants a traditional calendar
as another choice for students and teachers in North Carolina,
contact your school board members, and your state representatives
and senators right away! This link, www.ncleg.gov/RnR/Representation,
will take you where you need to go to find out who represents
you down at the legislature.
As always, thank you - thank you - for your support. If you
are new to this site, please take the time to read the amazing
twenty-year-old history of Save Our Summers - North Carolina,
Louise Lee, Pres.